(Sorry for the “terrible” picture. I love beer, but if you hadn’t noticed, I’m really not a good photographer. I just couldn’t get a decent picture of the bottle.)
Terrible, an Abbey-style ale from Unibroue in Quebec, isn’t a name that inspires confidence. But I love big Belgian style beers, so I had to give it a try. It pours an opaque brown-black with a tight foam, quickly dissipating head. The scent is heavy with cherry, raspberry, and Belgian yeast. The flavor is roasty and loaded with sour cherries and tart grapes. It’s a medium to heavy body, and a big beer at 10.5% ABV, but exceedingly smooth, without any noticeable alcohol burn. As it fades, the aftertaste is grape with some nice spice. The name may be questionable, but the beer isn’t. This is a complex, and staggeringly good Belgian ale. One of my favorites for sure.
I give it a 4.9 out of 5.